News for Saturday, January 12, 2013



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Moffat County girls basketball hounds Aspen on defense

From the opening tip, the Moffat County girls basketball team was all over Aspen. The Bulldogs used full-court defense, and they forced a host of turnovers by the Skiers to take control early and win, 62-19, on Saturday at MCHS. Aspen didn’t score until about the midway point of the first quarter and finished the frame down 11-2. The Bulldogs’ aggressive defense during the first half would allow just two more points in the second quarter, as Moffat County took a 27-4 lead into the break.

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Bulldogs swimmers take 1st at Moffat County Invite

It was all Moffat County at their home swim meet Saturday morning in Craig. The Bulldogs, hosting Aspen High School and Delta High School at the MCHS pool, filled up the standings sheets en route to scoring 155 points. Aspen was second with 50, while Delta scored 43.

Stephanie Pearce: That’s important to me

As this New Year is upon us, I’m thinking how I want this year to look. In doing so, I’m organizing the things that are important to me. The trend seems to be getting back to the basics and I am all about that. After all, I live on a ranch and I enjoy “the basics.”

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Year in review: CDP’s top stories of 2012

2012 was a rollercoaster ride for Moffat County. The community celebrated many wonderful events and stories, and also endured frustrations and mourned tragedy. The following is a list of the top 10 stories from the Craig Daily Press in 2012 as chosen by its staff. Some stories are grouped together — like court cases or health care stories — while other entries consist of a single feature story. Each of the listed stories can be found in its entirety by finding this story at

Editorial: Concussion discussion

Our View: With increased awareness of head injuries in professional and collegiate sports, coaches and parents of athletes at the high school level and younger are dealing with the same issue. Moffat County is lucky to have several great resources available to help residents with all aspects of pre- and post-concussion care.

COGCC adopts new rules for groundwater testing, setbacks

New drilling rules touted as most comprehensive in the country

This week members of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission convened in Denver to adopt new drilling rules that have been touted as the most comprehensive in the country. The three-day meeting concluded Wednesday with the COGCC granting preliminary approval of new guidelines for setbacks. Setbacks refer to the distance between drilling rigs and occupied dwellings.

Rig Count for Jan. 12

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Government update for Jan. 12, 2013

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife accepting applications for 2013 recreation grants

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from individuals, organizations and local governments for grants that benefit outdoor recreation activities in Colorado. The agency announced this week it would distribute up to $1.7 million in matching grants in 2013 for Colorado projects that benefit fishing, shooting ranges or boating.

Craig Sports Briefs for Jan. 12, 2013: Big weekend for Moffat County sports

The latest sports news for Craig and Moffat County. Get the newest standings from the BCA pool league at Popular Bar and the most recent Parks and Rec information. Check out a schedule for this weekend's sporting events in Craig, one of the busiest of the winter.

Report: Lance to admit doping in Oprah interview

(AP) — Lance Armstrong plans to admit to doping throughout his career during an upcoming interview with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported late Friday. The interview, scheduled to be taped Monday and broadcast Thursday night on the Oprah Winfrey Network, will be conducted at Armstrong's home in Austin, Texas. Citing an anonymous source, USA Today reported that the disgraced cyclist plans to admit using performance-enhancing drugs, but likely will not get into details of the allegations outlined in a 2012 report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that led to Armstrong being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life from the sport.

Weather is blustery but focused Broncos aren't

(AP) — Try as they might, the Baltimore Ravens just couldn't get under the skin or into the heads of the Denver Broncos, who were more concerned about talking up their opponents than trash-talking them. Most of the Ravens were exceedingly complimentary of the Broncos this week, but some spent time excusing their 34-17 home loss to Denver last month with dismissals ranging from the soon-to-retire Ray Lewis and several others being out of the lineup to the Broncos' receivers pushing off too much.